ATHUG who subjected a friend to a vicious fourhour assault, a prisoner who threw a bucket of urine over a custody officer and a man who beat up his former partner... they are among the criminals who have been sent to prison in the past week. DAMIEN DAVIES The former soldier subjected a friend to a vicious four-hour assault which included repeatedly punching and kicking the man before slamming a heavy glass ashtray into his head and putting him in chokeholds.
Davies’ victim had to “play dead” while being throttled by the ex-Welsh Guardsman in a desperate bid to save himself. ANDREW JONES Jones, who was in prison after being convicted of attempted murder, threw a bucket of faeces and urine over a custody officer’s head.
The 45-year-old left the prison officer soaked before taking a bow in front of a crowd of inmates during the incident at HMP Prison Parc Bridgend.
He was given a 20-month sentence after entering an early guilty plea to administering a poisonous or noxious thing with intent to injure.
Asked if he would like to offer any mitigation for his actions, the defendant said: “I hope he can taste it every time he closes his eyes.” JASON ATHERNOUGHT A judge told Athernought he had had no regard for the lives of other road users as he sped through Swansea Enterprise Zone at speeds topping 85mph.
He said the driving was so bad he would be failing in his public duty if he did not impose an immediate custodial sentence.
Athernought was uninsured and only held a provisional licence as he drove in a manner described as “off the scale of reckless”. JOHN ROGERS Rogers beat up his former partner and effectively held her prisoner for a week in an effort to get her to withdraw a complaint against him.
A judge described Rogers as a “bully” who needed to be taught a lesson.
Rogers was jailed for 14 months. CEEJAY JOHN He rammed his car into a vehicle which was driven by his ex-girlfriend with a pregnant woman and 14-month-old baby inside.
The 23-year-old drove his car into the rear driver’s side of his exgirlfriend Fearne Raymond’s Vauxhall Corsa after getting “angry and aggressive” during an argument.
Sentencing, Recorder Carl Harrison said: “You said you would do this earlier in your telephone call and you carried out the threat you made by deliberately using your car as a weapon while knowing the car contained four people, one of which was a child.” LIAM DAVIES The 18-year-old was caught after blood was discovered all over the inside of an abandoned car.
The car belonged to a man who was in hospital being treated for serious injuries and officers discovered Bradley Allman had been attacked by Davies in a “frenzied and ferocious attack”. LEWIS DAVIES He was locked up for taking police on a five-mile chase while armed with a knife and high on cocaine.
Sparks flew from his car as he slammed the blue Rover over speed bumps as he was tailed by police in Wrexham. JOHN FRANCIS The paedophile from North Wales who abused a girl over seven years claimed he had struggled with “sexual sins”.
Francis, from Prestatyn, abused the child between 2008 and 2015. CHRISTOPHER GARROCH He was jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage boy after giving him illegal drugs.
Garroch had denied the offences and was due to stand trial at Caernarfon Crown Court but changed his plea just before the trial began.
He was jailed for three years and seven months. LOUIS BEAGEN A convicted paedophile used his dad’s social media accounts to send sexual messages to girls he thought were teenagers.
Louis Beagen, 25, used his dad’s iPad and phone to contact three Facebook accounts in September 2017.
He thought they belonged to children aged between 13 and 14.
Newport Crown Court heard that he was actually communicating with adults on accounts run by so-called paedophile hunting groups.